Sunapee Selectmen Meet August 24

The Sunapee board of selectmen meets next on Monday, August 24 at 7 p.m. at the town hall on Edgemont Road. The agenda (posted on the town website) shows appointments with Police Chief David Cahill regarding a new officer and with Spec Bowers from the budget advisory committee regarding the 2010 budget. Listed under “selectmen action,” there will be a discussion about parking ordinances also a “discussion regarding granite benches.” Meetings are open to the public and held in the lower level meeting room.

Sunapee Officials ‘Have a Go’ at Sunapee Center Aug. 10

“Just want to thank the Sunapee Board of Selectmen for taking the time at their last meeting to listen to the idea of the Town of Sunapee acquiring a 5 acre piece of property,” said Rem Mastin, Sunapee. This occurred after Mastin, in a letter published in the InterTown Record, suggested the town look at the Sunapee Center on Sargent Road for a new complex to eventually centralize town services in one location. He listed different civic projects in the planning stages that might be suitable for the site. (See article: It’s a Unique Opportunity Says Mastin.)

Although not on the agenda, the selectmen took up Mastin’s idea July 27 and agreed to invite the Sunapee school board and library trustees to the August 10 meeting to discuss the possibilities. Continue reading

Abbott Library Accepts Book Sale Donations

Abbott Library, Sunapee, is now accepting donations for its annual book sale to be held on Saturday, July 11 at the Sherburne Gym. If you intend to donate more than a few boxes or want more information, please call the library at 603-763-5513 or email:

Police Update, PEG-TV, Scenic Byway on Sunapee Selectmen Agenda

The Sunapee board of selectmen, chaired by Stephen “Steve” White, will hold a regular meeting at the town offices at 23 Edgemont Road on Monday, April 6 starting at 7 p.m. The board elected White as chairman at the March 23 meeting. William “Bill” Roach, re-elected to the board in March, was voted vice-chairman. (Selectmen minutes for March 23).

Other members of the 2009 board are Emma Smith, Fred Gallup and new member Charlotte Brown, also, elected in March.

The selectmen agenda for Monday includes a semi-annual update by Sunapee Police Chief David Cahill and an update on PEG access (public, education, government access to local cable television). Also on the agenda are: Public comments, selectmen committee assignments, a review of April and May meeting dates and a report by Town Manager on the Lake Sunapee Scenic and Cultural Byway.

Sunapee Says NO to Several Money Articles. Elects Brown and Roach for Selectmen


Greeting voters at the polls outside the Sherburne Gym in Sunapee: Stephen White (left) holding Roach for Selectman sign, Brian Garland (center) and Charlotte Brown (right).

The recession is everywhere. Like other towns on voting day, Sunapee said NO to several money articles for capital reserve funds and new trucks, equipment and paving. Voters also said NO to building a sidewalk along River Road.

In the only contested election in town, Charlotte Brown (475) and incumbent William “Bill” Roach (446) won three-year terms to the board of selectmen. It was a three-way contest, Brian Garland (373) came up short.

Sunapee said YES (393-337) to the town budget of $5,691,897 and to the school budget of $9,881,537 (456-296).

All water and sewer articles passed including $300,000 to engineer and put out to bid a sewer project for the Perkins Pond area. Approved was $570,000 for an upgrade to the waste-water treatment plant with monies to come from the water and sewer capital reserve fund. It also allows the town to receive any available grant monies and funds from New London to defray project costs.

All but one article for the school passed. Voters said NO to $150,000 for the new school administrative unit (SAU 85) Office Capital Reserve Fund. It failed by 140 votes.

Municipal election results are:

  • Alan Doherty – Town Treasurer
  • Betty Ramspott – Town Clerk & Tax Collector
  • Mark B. Scott – Fire Engineer
  • J. William Scharff – Trustee of Trust Funds
  • Rhonda Gurney, Tracy Nangeroni and Faith Webb Reney – Library Trustees
  • Jeffrey Trow – Cemetery Commissioner
  • Robert Stanley – Planning Board
  • Harry Gazelle and Robert Henry – Zoning Board of Adjustment

The water and sewer commission, planning board and cemetery commission had openings that attracted no candidates.

In uncontested races, Harry Gale was re-elected school moderator, Judith Trow to the school board, and Alan Doherty, school treasurer. No one filed for school clerk.

The turnout was 29% with 775 voters of 2696 casting ballots.

Election results are on the town website.

Related Articles:

Sunapee Votes March 10. Take Our Poll. (Sunapee News)

Sunapee 2009 Town Warrant Voting Results (Sunapee News)

Sunapee Deliberative Sessions Feb. 2 and 3

Monday, February 2

SAU 85 Sunapee School Deliberative Session

Sunapee Middle High School (gym), North Road, at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, February 3

Sunapee Town Deliberative Session

Sunapee Middle High School (gym), North Road, at 7 p.m.

Sunapee Budget Hearing is Wednesday, January 14

sunapeemeetingrmSunapee will hold its town budget hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, January 14 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Town Hall on Edgemont Road. Anyone bringing coffee and cookies? Continue reading